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We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Boston, MA.

Dr. Samir A Melki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Melki focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Melki has received professional recognition including the following: Worthen Center Award For Excellence In Eyecare; Microbes And Defense Society, Vanderbuilt University; and Chief Resident - Ophthalmology Dept., Georgetown University. Dr. Melki (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA. Dr. Rapoza is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapoza include: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Rapoza is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Grenier's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Grenier is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Grenier is rated highly by Dr. Grenier's patients. Dr. Grenier takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing Dr. Grenier's residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Grenier attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Grenier has received include Boston Super Doctors; Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst.; and Osteopathic Fellow American Acad Ophthalmol. Dr. Grenier's professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Grenier's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for her residency. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Henderson's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Henderson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1155 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. George Frangieh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Frangieh average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Frangieh's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frangieh takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received the distinction of Resident Teaching Award at University of Southern California Department of Opthalmology, 1988-1991.. In addition to English, Dr. Frangieh (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu sees patients in Boston, MA and Framingham, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hu takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hu trained at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Hu is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.